Millionaire businessman Charlie Ravich is a survivor whose brutal experience as a POW in Vietnam has more than prepared him for the cut-throat world of global commerce. Now in his late fifties, with his family dying out, Charlie is about to make his greatest speculation yet. Enter Christina, a voluptuous Ivy League graduate whose affair with a member of a big-time theft ring has landed her in prison. After four years at Bedford Hills, she is suddenly released - perhaps because she is innocent, perhaps not. But as her past catches up with her, a harrowing chain of betrayals is set in motion that leaves only one person with any hope of a future.
Colin Harrison is the deputy editor of Harper's magazine and the author of The Havana Room, Bodies Electric, Break and Enter and Manhattan Nocturne. He lives with his wife, novelist Kathryn Harrison, in Brooklyn, USA.